Third-row seat lacks legroom and limits cargo capacity when folded
expensive relative to the related Toyota Land Cruiser.
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 receives no significant changes.
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 offers a remarkable combination of around-town civility and off-road capability.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 2011 Lexus LX 570 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $4.10 per gallon for premium unleaded in Virginia.
At first glance, the 2011 Lexus LX 570 might seem like a rolling contradiction. It's one of the most off-road-capable SUVs around, yet it's also one of the most expensive and luxurious. Are you really going to work your way through a wooded trail and risk scratching the LX's fancy pearlescent paint? Or will you really trek through a mud bog when doing so may result in the deep-pile carpet and leather upholstery being besmirched with muck and guck? No, it doesn't seem very likely.
Yet Lexus said it best when the LX was first introduced back in the 1990s: "While most owners of luxury SUVs will seldom put their vehicles to the ultimate test, LX owners can have the utmost confidence in their vehicle in poor weather or while fighting their way through the worst hazards of urban life." In other words, if you know your car can successfully go on safari, you'll probably be pretty confident that it'll handle a trip to Neiman Marcus in a light drizzle.
Of course, so could a Toyota Land Cruiser, the $68,000 SUV with which the LX 570 shares much of its mechanicals. However, for about 10 grand more, the Lexus version gives you the sort of luxurious cabin and convenience features one expects from a proper Neiman's runabout. Supple leather, real wood, heated and cooled seats, adaptive cruise control and a 19-speaker Mark Levinson sound system are all available. Also exclusive to the LX 570 is an electronically controlled suspension with adaptive ride height and damping control; it brings about both a smooth ride quality and respectable large-SUV handling. The Lexus and Toyota may look awfully similar, but there's enough differentiation to make you feel that you're paying for more than just a fancier badge.
The LX 570 doesn't have the ultimate luxury SUV title completely to itself, however. The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover is arguably grander in appearance and more iconic in pedigree, while offering even more sophisticated off-road technology and the availability of a potent supercharged V8 engine. It doesn't have seven seats as the LX 570 does, but if that's a priority, the 2011 Land Rover LR4 has a rearmost row that is more useful than the LX 570's. The LR4 also gives up little in the way of luxury to the Lexus, while costing much less.
All things being equal, we'd pick one of the Rovers over the 2011 Lexus LX 570. But things aren't equal, as Land Rover is one of the least reliable brands while Lexus is consistently one of the best. Even if an $80,000 off-roading luxury SUV isn't the most sensible vehicle around, the last thing you want is a breakdown on the way to Neiman Marcus.
Performance & mpg
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 that produces 383 horsepower and 403 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. In Edmunds performance testing, the LX 570 went from zero to 60 mph in a quick 7.4 seconds.
The LX 570's towing capacity is an impressive 8,500 pounds, while its fuel economy is (not surprisingly) a rather thirsty 12 mpg city/18 mpg highway and 14 mpg combined.
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control and 10 airbags, including front knee airbags, front- and second-row side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Active front head restraints are also standard.
The optional Lexus Pre-Collision System uses input from the adaptive cruise control system's sensors to help detect an impending collision. When it determines a crash is imminent, the system automatically takes up the slack in the front seatbelts and primes the braking system for faster response in panic stops.
In Edmunds brake testing, the LX 570 came to a stop from 60 mph in 119 feet -- excellent for such a large vehicle.
The 2011 Lexus LX 570's calling card is its versatility. The powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine provides remarkable acceleration for such a large and heavy vehicle, and it makes quick work of towing tasks. And despite its body-on-frame construction and hefty weight, the LX 570 rides and handles well, with the electronically controlled suspension smoothing out bumps in everyday driving. The topper, though, is how good this luxury vehicle is once you leave the pavement. The LX 570's combination of rugged construction, advanced suspension design and off-road Crawl Control program lets owners easily motor through all but the toughest terrain.
Step inside the LX 570 and you'll find a cabin that's every bit as stylish as any high-end luxury sedan's. Supple leather upholstery for each of the eight seating positions is complemented by wood accents, and this luxury lounge effect is amplified by the LX 570's comprehensive array of standard and optional features. Both the power-adjustable front seats and the 60/40-split power-adjustable second-row bench offer exceptionally comfortable accommodations. The 50/50-split third-row seat, on the other hand, is short on both legroom and headroom, making it really only suitable for kids.
The other downside to the third-row seat is that its two halves power-fold toward the sides of the vehicle instead of folding flat into the floor. This means they eat into the usable cargo space behind the second row. However, there's still a healthy 41 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row and a maximum of 83 cubic feet with both the second and third rows folded.
2011 Lexus LX 570 models
The 2011 Lexus LX 570 is a full-size SUV offered in one well-equipped trim level. Standard features include 20-inch alloy wheels, an electronically controlled suspension that automatically adjusts ride height and firmness, adaptive and automatic xenon headlights, front foglamps, automatic wipers, auto-folding mirrors, a sunroof, a roof rack, a power tailgate and keyless ignition/entry.
Inside you get four-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated power front seats (10-way driver, eight-way passenger -- both with lumbar adjustment), a power-sliding second-row seat, a power-folding third-row seat and leather upholstery.
There are also electronic features aplenty. Among them are a rearview camera, a navigation system, real-time traffic and weather, voice controls, Lexus Enform emergency telematics, Bluetooth phone and audio device connectivity and a nine-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.
The Luxury package adds dark-finish wheels, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, a center console cooler, upgraded leather and wood trim. Other options include a multiview parking camera, a rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control (includes pre-collision preparation) and a 19-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound audio system.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2011 Lexus LX 570.
WOW!!! it is a amazing machine!!!. i have had almost all the best SUV but this is my first time buying a lexus SUV. i had a lexus car before therefore i knew what to expect from lexus.
the ride is quite, comfortable, vehicle is very agile, responsive and powerful.
all suvs have almost same gas milage in this class. but LX 570 excels them in all departments. i traded my landr rover and … promised myself for not buying another european rest of my life.
even after spending so much money i am really happy and do not feel got ripped off or i have made a wrong decesion. it is really a amazing machine. trust me cut all other expenses and just get one. i got fully loaded with all the feaure
5 out of 5 stars
as good as it gets
4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
have owned many different luxury suv's.
it doesn't get any better than the lx570.
lexus service dept. is also excellent.
5 out of 5 stars
Third owner and HAPPY
4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
I’ve had an Acura MDX, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Landcruiser, smaller Lexus SUV GX and an older Lexus 470. Loved them all but the Acura and Nissan. This has the tightest steering and overall comfort. My entire family loves it. Drives like a tank so I feel we are all as safe as we can possibly be. Purchased 12/16
5 out of 5 stars
Six CD changer, enough said.
4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
I don’t know about you, but next time you can find a 2011, 89000 miles car with a six (6) CD that still works like new, call me. I don’t care about radar cruise control, lane departure, cross traffic, four cameras, I have eyes and hands. I have an iPhone so don’t care for GPS, but Mark Levinson sounds amazing. The leather seats are very beefy, don’t mistaken these with the soft leather … on other Lexus, those will rip in no time. The land cruiser and LX leather are very beefy. Only thing that’s wrong for me is the wood veneer, for this price please use thicker but cheaper wood, who needs a Yamaha piano wood VENEER?? Summer heat inevitably will bake it and warp it. It’s veneer glued onto a plastic base, then clipped into the dash. Increase the weight of the wood and use cheaper quality ones or just use plastic through and through. V8 power and transmission smooth as silk. Simply incredible driving experience. Steering dead centered with a hydraulic weight, but not tiring for the shoulders. The steering and wheel coordination is so consistent and accurate it’s effortless to steer despite the initial impression of a “heavy” steering wheel.
The Used 2011 Lexus LX 570 is offered in the following submodels: LX 570 SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A).
The Used 2011 Lexus LX 570 comes with four wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.
The Used 2011 Lexus LX 570 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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